Raymond Whiteside

Community Development
Title: Community Development Specialist
Phone: 870-732-7521

Raymond is a proud Arkansan with deep roots in the Delta. He is originally from Clarendon but has called Crittenden County home since 2015 when he began working at Maddux Elementary as a 6th-grade teacher. Raymond most recently served as a School Improvement Specialist with the Marion School District. Before his 10-year career in education, Raymond worked as a reporter, photographer, copy editor, and page designer for the Jonesboro Sun. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism, a master’s degree in educational leadership, and a graduate certificate in curriculum development, all from Arkansas State University in Jonesboro.

Raymond is active in the Democratic Party of Arkansas and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Clarendon. He currently serves on the Crittenden County Youth Intervention Program and as an officer for the Democratic Public Education Caucus. Raymond is happily married and the proud father of two children. As a youth, Raymond was active in Boy Scouts, earning his Eagle Scout and working at numerous summer camps throughout the state. 


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